Representative Alicia Reece (D-Cincinnati) is honored to serve her first term as state representative in the 33rd Ohio House District, which includes eastern Cincinnati as well as Deer Park, Elmwood, Golf Manor, Norwood, Silverton, St. Bernard and parts of Columbia, Springfield, and Sycamore Townships.
A graduate of Withrow High School International Studies Academy, Rep. Reece earned a Bachelor's Degree in Communications from Grambling State University in Louisiana where she studied public relations and minored in Spanish.
Rep. Reece is a long-time public servant who has held many roles on behalf of the citizens of Ohio. Before her appointment to the Ohio House, she served as Vice Mayor of Cincinnati from 2002-2006 and was a City Councilwoman for the eight years prior. During this time, she advocated for women's health legislation, racial profiling litigation, public safety, small business tax reform, and an improved tourism industry in the Greater Cincinnati Area. For the past four years, Reece served as the Assistant Director of Tourism in the Ohio Department of Development where she helped oversee a $39 billion industry employing 400,000 Ohioans.
Proudly representing her district in Columbus, Rep. Reece is ready to tackle important issues - such as, job creation, small business development, housing issues, healthcare concerns, education reform, and the many challenges that affect the quality of life in our communities.
Rep. Reece is an active member of New Friends Baptist Church. She is a current member of the Order of Eastern Stars, NAACP, and is a founding member of the National Urban League of Young Professionals. She is a former board member of the Cincinnati United Way, Cincinnati Health Collaborative, Greater Cincinnati Health Foundation, National League of Cities, and Greater Cincinnati Convention and Visitor's Bureau.
She is enthusiastic about working in a bi-partisan effort to achieve great things for Cincinnati and all of Ohio.
Rep. Reece is the proud aunt of six nieces and nephews.